Baden-Württemberg Film Office

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The non-profit association Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg eV sees itself as representing the interests of filmmakers in Baden-Württemberg and is based in the Stuttgart Film House. He is involved in the following areas: film, business, culture, education and the promotion of young talent.


The Baden-Württemberg film office was founded in Mannheim in October 1981 and recognized as a non-profit association in April 1982. According to its own information, the association is open to all branches of the film scene: directors, authors, composers, actors, cameramen, film editors and sound designers, as well as producers, production and recording managers, but also cinema operators, media educators and film scholars.

tasks and goals

The main purpose is to represent the interests of filmmakers in the state as well as the marketing and presentation of their works. This happens u. a. on the way of planning and conducting various film festivals. In addition, the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg wants to create a communication forum for filmmakers and at the same time act as their mouthpiece to the outside world.

Film funding

The demand for self-administration of film funding in Baden-Württemberg made by the film office in the 1990s was not met by politicians. Today the actual production funding in the state is in the hands of the state-created Medien- und Filmgesellschaft mbH Baden-Württemberg . The funding activities of the film office consist primarily of networking and supporting filmmakers and promoting their cinematic work, for example at film festivals.

Film festivals

At the regional level, the Filmbüro is committed to the " Filmschau Baden-Württemberg " in the discovery and promotion of young talent and the loyalty of filmmakers to the state of Baden-Württemberg. In the international area, the film office organizes the " Indian Film Festival Stuttgart ". According to their own statements, both festival events shape the festival landscape in the region. The Indian Film Festival (formerly “Bollywood and beyond”), which was held for the first time in 2004, brings different continents and cultures together beyond its regional scope and importance and promotes international cooperation. In addition, the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg is committed to promoting young talent and acts as the organizer of the “Competition for the Youth Film Prize”, which is awarded annually as part of the Baden-Württemberg Film Show. Oliver Mahn is the managing director and first director of the film office. The German screenwriter and director Jørn Precht is also a board member .


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Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Giving the state its pictures ... - 10 issues of Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, 23 years of Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg , self-presentation on the occasion of the 23rd birthday, November 21, 2004
  2. Film music: Singing yourself something Zeit Online , July 26, 2006